Agriculture has long been a backbone of the American economy. This week, Keith Mickler, the University of Georgia Extension Service Director in Floyd County is encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Week as they enjoy their meals or ride by farms up a…
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For Romans who love their flowers and veggies, and love to play in the dirt, it’s almost time for the annual Chieftains Museum Herb and Plant Sale – April 8-9 – at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
One of Georgia’s giants in the field of archaeology, Pat Garrow, now a resident of Tennessee, will address the Northwest Georgia Archeological Society Thursday, March 9 at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville.
The old Ed Wallace service station (now Cotton Patch Antiques), the Vicki’s Beauty Shop building and an adjoining laundromat building in Cave Spring have been sold at auction to Terry Caldwell, owner of the Joe Hill Lawnmower business in Cave Spring.
David Nicholson estimates he’s about a week away from completing interior renovations for his new art studio and gallery, Broad Strokes, at 430 Broad St.
The University of Georgia Extension Service and Small Business Development Center are planning a major agri-business seminar, co-sponsored by the Coosa Valley Credit Union, to assist entrepreneurs interested in starting their own agriculturally based enterprise.
Organizers of the Rome Shakespeare Festival First are holding a progressive dinner Friday, Feb. 10, to raise funds for this summer’s presentations of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Twelfth Night.”
The Rome Kiwanis Club is partnering with Pepperell High School to once again assist students in the process of preparing for job interviews. The club has worked with instructor Alana Ellenburg’s Freshman 101 class on the project for nine years.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Rome will conduct a GrowSmart with the Greater Rome Chamber Feb. 21 through March 21.
The McRae, Stegall, Peek, Harman, Smith & Monroe, LLP law firm completed its move to new space at Bridgepoint Plaza over the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Troy’s Bar-B-Que, 1024 N. Broad St., a fixture in North Rome for decades, is not renewing its beer license for 2017. Owner Sondra Wendt said that the amount of beer the restaurant sells is just not worth the cost of the license.
Highland Rivers Health agency will receive three grants totaling $454,456 to help provide permanent support of housing and other services for homeless people in the region who have mental health or addiction issues.
Rome orthodontist Dr. Ryan Cox, a partner at Pridemore and Cox Orthodontics, 23 John Maddox Drive, and one of his patients, have been chosen for a cover story in the American Journal of Orthodontics.
Agribusinesses in Northwest Georgia got an unexpected holiday surprise from AgGeorgia Farm Credit. The agency doled out more than $529,000 in special payments to ag borrowers in the Rome/Cartersville region.
The company has purchased a lot adjacent to the current location on Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) in Adairsville and is in the process of building a much larger store to serve the community.
Trey Salmon never anticipated that he would one day own a funeral home. Today, he and his wife Brooke are co-owners of the Salmon Funeral Home, 2516 New Calhoun Highway, along with business partners Mark and Pam Sidwell.
Blood Assurance officials are putting out a call for help during the holiday season. “The need for blood is constant; however, it is often increased during the holidays and must be replenished by those of us in the community who are able to donate,” said Mindy Quinn, marketing manager for Bl…
LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson is partnering with the Harlem Globetrotters to host the Globetrotter’s annual training camp through Dec. 9.
The Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority has purchased the former Cave Spring Café building at 20 Broad St. Executive Director Sandra Lindsey said the authority plans to make some repairs and offer the building for sale.
Greta Willoughby, co-president of Animal rescue Foundation of Rome/Floyd County, answers the questions for today’s Highlighting Helping Hands.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been awarded a grant for $310,550 to offer advanced technical training repairing and maintaining die press equipment.
Rome home-schooler Will Smith has gotten a jump on life in the working world. Smith has a booth at Yellow Door Antiques and Art, 219 N. Fifth Ave., where he sells items he has found at yard sales and either cleaned up or completely re-purposed.
Over the last two years, the Heart of the Community Foundation has awarded more than $56,000 in grants to community organizations in Rome. Applications for the 2017 grant program are now available online at www.theheartofthecommunity.org.
Twin entrepreneurs Larry and Barry Alford continue to spread their ServiceMaster business wings with the introduction of one of the first ServiceMaster plumbing franchises to be called ServiceMaster Home Services.
A new Line-X truck bed spray and automotive accessories shop is expected to rise quickly in the Armuchee Connector over the course of the next six to eight weeks.
Bartow County businessman Terry Timm is converting the former Marchem office building at the intersection of Ga. 140 and North Main Street in Adairsville into a four-unit strip shopping center.
Local historians Jim Belzer and John Carruth want to set the record straight as it relates to Union General William T. Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea as part of the Rome Area History Museum’s (RAHM) Snapshot in Time series.
Rome businessman Leslie Duke has confirmed plans for Duke’s Museum of Military History, which will be at 110 E. Eighth Ave. in Rome. He is aiming to have the facility ready for the public by Jan. 1, 2017.
Dr. Leonard Reeves, campus associate dean of the Northwest Clinical campus of the Medical College of Georgia in Rome, has been named to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Jeremy Duke, co-owner of the new Moe’s Original Bar-B-Q restaurant, 105 W. First St., said crews have finally gotten all the nec-essary construction permits and are proceeding full steam ahead on renovations to the building.
Floyd County Farm Bureau has been honored during the Georgia Farm Bureau First District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Jerry Mull, a cattle rancher in the Wax/Silver Creek area, is the FCFB President. FCFB was recognized with the 2016 Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Award…
The Downtown Development Authority is looking for some help from Romans to honor the dedication of countless volunteers and business leaders who have served the downtown community.